There are world records for so many different things, why not attempt to break a few of them today? Can you stack more than 51 pennies in 30 seconds? Can you balance more than 55 pencils on their end in one minute? We might not succeed, but it will be very funny to try. For kids going into grades 6-12.
Franklin Avenue Library
School is right around the corner, so come to the library to create some special things to take with you on that first day. This program is for kids going into grades 3-8 and requires preregistration.
The LEGO bricks will be available in the Children's Area, so bring your imagination and get ready to build.
Join us in the meeting room to watch a movie on the big screen. This month's movie is about three little yellow henchmen who are trying to find a new super villain to serve. Feel free to bring your own blankets and pillows. This movie is one hour and thirty minutes long and is rated PG.
Iowa-based author Kali VanBaale will discuss her new novel, The Good Divide, the story of a 1960’s Wisconsin dairy farm wife who finds her world shaken when a new sister-in-law dredges up dark secrets, long-kept lies, and the unresolved death of an old friend. Discussion will include a short visual presentation on Kali’s research for this novel, her own experiences growing up on a dairy farm, and the little-known genre of Midwestern Gothic fiction. Book Discussion copies will be available at Franklin Information desk, first come, first served.
Join us for a discussion of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. All are welcome.
Join us as we celebrate DMPL's 150th anniversary! The party will kick off with illustrator Tim Read, who works with the audience to tell interactive stories. There will also be treats, crafts (while supplies last), and a photo booth.
Marty S. Knepper, co-author of The Book of Iowa Films, will trace Iowa's movie history through clips and anecdotes. Knepper, a professor of English and chair of English and Modern Languages at Morningside College in Sioux City, has been researching the subject for two decades.
Come and play an assortment of different games and also make a few fun games to take home. This program is for kids going into grades 3-8 and requires preregistration.
You will have three ten-minute challenges: build the tallest tower of pasta, safest egg drop parachute and a racing car using only the materials given to you!